Removals and Shipping to Japan
Japan is an archipelago made up of roughly 6,800 islands. Often referred to as “The Land of the Rising Sun” it has been a popular tourist destination for travellers for many years, intrigued by the people and the history, for many years.
In 2011 a powerful earthquake struck just off the east coast of the country triggering a tsunami which devastated the eastern side of the country, resulting in the loss of many lives. Slowly Japan has recovered from the effects of this horrendous natural disaster, rebuilding homes and travel infrastructure in the affected regions. Japan is one of the most economically secure countries in the world, its main industries are technology based and it is primarily for work within this industry that people from the UK look at arranging removals to Japan.
There are several different types of visa available to UK citizens looking at relocating to Japan, depending on the reasons for their move. Employment visas are granted for specific industries – for example, engineering, journalism, business management or education. Employment visas are arranged by the employer, not the employee, however once in the country there are several documents and permits one must avail themselves of, the primary one being the Alien Registration Card.
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Currently, within 90 days of arrival in Japan an application must be made at the local Municipal Office. Once the Alien Registration Card has been issued it must be carried at all times – spot checks are not uncommon, and failure to present the card can result in detention by the police. The Japanese Immigration Authority recently announced that the Alien Registration Card will be changing in the near future, so it is important to check with the authorities regarding the new procedure and when it will come into effect.
There are several expat communities within the country, many Brits have formed local groups in Tokyo, Kansai and Nagoya, and it is worthwhile checking the English speaking papers or websites such as Intenations.org for more details on where these groups have regular met-ups.
Tokyo in particular has a large expat community, the city’s fast paced lifestyle, vibrant arts and nightlife scene, the shopping and historical areas make it an attractive place to live and work. And while a large part of the city is highly populated and the skyline seemingly made up of sea of high rise buildings more than 35% of the city has been designated as national parks.
Any move, nationally or internationally, requires careful planning and moving to Japan is no different. From securing employment and arranging visas, new accommodation and other essentials such as finding schools for children, the process of relocating can be both long winded and stressful. There is no need to add arranging removals to that list as well, as long as you use an experienced international removals company, such as Fox Moving & Storage.
We offer a competitive removals service to our clients, with a fully comprehensive service covering the UK removals, shipping, dealing with customs regulations and delivery to the consignments final destination in Japan.
Contact us today for further information on how we can help you begin your new life in the Land of the Rising Sun.
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